Dried Fruit Spheres

  • Prep Time
    10 min
  • Total Time
    10 min
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These fig bars are super easy to make and a great and healthy addition to any snack or tiffin. They are full of fiber and essential minerals and most importantly, they taste great and kids love them! I have always been a little scared of giving nuts to my kids because of the choking hazard and found these fig bars/fig spheres a great way to give them nuts (and the all-important E vitamin) without being scared of it ending up in the wind pipe. I use the fresh dates from the market and not the sugary ones from a packet in the super marked. Kimia dates are best for this recipe. I make my own vanilla sugar with just two ingredients. You can choose to roll the bars out between two baking papers (as shown below in the steps) or you can roll them by hand into small balls. Yield: About 40 bars / 60 balls

Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

Add all the ingredients to a food processor with the blade attachment. Chop until finely chopped. The ingredients will usually form a ball when they are all finely chopped. Alternatively, you can use a mixer grinder. Grind the almonds and figs separately and add the dates and vanilla sugar afterwards.

Step 2

Put the dough on a sheet of baking paper with another sheet on top. Use a rolling pin to roll/press flat. It is easier to roll if you do this immediately after chopping while the dough is still warm. Alternatively roll small pieces into balls using your hands.

Step 3

Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut into rectangles (or any shape you prefer)

Step 4

Cut the baking paper into small pieces to layer the dried fruit bars. Otherwise they will stick together in the container.

Step 5

Store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks. Enjoy!

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